No, your recently purchased Finger Lakes Trail maps are not obsolete. The trail has not changed, only the look of the maps.
First, thank you to Don McClimans, Greg Farnham, the Land Navigation Committee, and the FLTC Board of Managers for all their suggestions on how our maps could be improved. Here is a summary of major changes:
Lines for the trail tracks rather than the old style bubbles. You can now see the twists and turns of the trail. See the old and new format comparison below.
- Improved contour line visibility.
- Major roads now are yellow interior with black outline (old maps had a thinner solid black line for these).
- Smaller and more consistent legend boxes. More roads are revealed on many maps.
- Map names in both upper corners of the back of the map.
Source: Java Joe via FLTC e-list.